GERB, Reformist Bloc Take ‘Step Forward’ in Coalition Talks

Politics » DOMESTIC | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 21:54
Bulgaria: GERB, Reformist Bloc Take ‘Step Forward’ in Coalition Talks Photo of the Reformist Bloc leaders. Photo by BGNES.

At a meeting that was not announced in advance, the Reformist bloc and GERB have come one step closer to а coalition agreement, according to a statement of Rumyana Bachvarova from Bulgaria’s biggest party.

Тhe meeting was attended by the leaders of the five main parties in the Reformist bloc and GERB’s leader Boyko Borisov.

"We invited the representatives of the Reformist bloc considering that we have the slightest differences with them. We have clarified our position on matters which so far were not entirely clear," Rumyana Bachvarova explained, as quoted by

“The meeting was not about signing a coalition agreement, but at this point we have cleared up our positions," said Buchvarova.

According to Radan Kanev, one of the Reformist bloc leaders, no personal appointments at the future government were discussed at the meeting. As for an eventual coalition agreement, it can happen only after talks with Bulgaria’s Socialist Party, the Patriotic Front and ABV.

During today's meeting a possible coalition with the participation of the Patriotic Front was discussed. "In principle it was discussed as one of the best options for a majority and a government", said Kanev.

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